The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
John F. Kennedy
Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
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Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.